- What cookies are
- What cookies are used when you use the Site
- Your cookie options
- Interest-Based Advertising
1. What are cookies?
Upon browsing the website, a small text file commonly known as a "cookie" may be placed into your web browser in order to identify you as a user and protect your personal information. Cookies serve several purposes, such as facilitating certain services, providing analytical data, storing user preferences, and enabling the distribution of advertisements and behavioral advertising.
There are two separate classifications of cookies, namely temporary or session cookies, and permanent or persistent cookies. Session cookies are automatically deleted from the web browser when it is closed, but persistent cookies are retained in the browser until they reach their specified expiration date or are intentionally deleted. The cookies possess pre-established expiration dates that range from a few minutes to many years.
First-party cookies refer to the cookies that are deposited by a website onto the storage device of a user's web browser. However, in cases when cookies are created by a domain that is different from the one being visited, they are often known as "third-party cookies."
Pixel tags and cookies work in close collaboration on our websites. In the course of engaging in internet browsing, it is plausible that one may have come across pixel tags, web beacons, or clear GIFs on various websites. The pixels work in tandem with cookies to evaluate the actions and conduct of individuals who are sent to our website through different services. The use of pixel tags by both our business partners and ourselves serves several purposes, including Retargeting as described in our Privacy Statement, as well as other kinds of interest-based advertising as outlined in Section 5.
2. What cookies are used for when I use the Site?
The following are the several purposes that cookies are capable of performing:
The usage of first-party cookies becomes essential for accessing certain functionality on the website, such as persistent sign-in or successful transaction processing.
To optimize the functioning of the Site/s and evaluate its effectiveness, we use analytics cookies to collect data about their utilization. Furthermore, it is worth noting that these cookies possess the capacity to be used for A/B testing purposes, facilitating the assessment of user reactions to various iterations of advertisements, websites, or functionalities. Analytics cookies may be classified into two categories: first-party and third-party.
The cookies used for storing user preferences on the website are often known as "preference cookies."
Third-party cookies, often known as "behavioral" or "targeted" advertising cookies, are introduced into users' computer systems by advertising platforms or networks. The key purposes for using these technologies are twofold: (i) to facilitate the exhibition of advertising and assess their efficacy, and (ii) to offer advertisements that are customized to individual preferences and interests, as ascertained via online activities.
4. What are my cookie options?
In the event that a person has a general inclination against cookies or a particular kind of cookie, they possess the ability to modify the settings of their web browser with the intention of eradicating previously saved cookies and declining the reception of new ones. For a detailed understanding of how to do this activity, it is recommended to refer to the instructions provided by your online browser. It is important to acknowledge that choosing to delete or reject our cookies may provide challenges in accessing certain segments of our websites, maintaining your preferences, and using certain services.
The privacy policies of each third party include guidelines on how to disable their cookies.
5. How to manage cookies?
How to disable behaviorally targeted advertising cookies
If you are a customer in the European Union and have concerns about behaviorally targeted advertising cookies, you can find more information at www.youronlinechoices.eu.In the same way, users in the United States can visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices to learn more about these cookies that show advertisements based on your use of the Website and other websites. These resources offer insights and options to help you manage your preferences related to these advertising practices.
Here is some helpful guidance on adjusting your web browser's cookie settings.
In order to access the requested function, the user should identify and choose the wrench icon situated in the browser toolbar. In order to access the options, kindly go to the "Settings" option. In order to access further choices, kindly choose the option labeled "Show advanced settings." In order to go to the "Privacy" section, kindly proceed to the 'Content settings' button and choose it.
To disable cookies, go to the "Cookies" section and choose the option 'Block sites from setting any data'.
Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to the following page from Google:http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0:
In order to reach the necessary menu, it is recommended to go to the upper section of your browser window and choose the 'Tools' option. Please choose the option 'Internet Options' from the provided drop-down menu. In order to access the 'Privacy' tab, users are advised to go to the settings window and identify it among the menu options provided.
To enable cookies: Please set the slider to a level of 'Medium' or below.
To disable cookies, it is recommended to set the slider to its highest position, since this would effectively prohibit the reception of all cookies.
Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer, refer to the following page from Microsoft:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
In order to access further choices, users need find and choose the "More actions" button situated on the toolbar. Select the "Settings" option from the provided dropdown menu.Please find and choose the option labeled "View advanced settings." Within the Cookies section, individuals are presented with a choice between two settings: the default setting that permits the acceptance of cookies without any restrictions, or the alternative option of selectively banning just third-party cookies. Kindly begin the procedure of rebooting the Microsoft Edge web browser.
In order to access the browser settings, it is necessary to go to the menu bar and choose the 'Tools' option. Select the 'Options' item from the provided drop-down menu. Kindly go to the Privacy section.
In order to enable the functionality of cookies, it is necessary to verify that the option 'Accept cookies for sites' has been chosen.
In order to disable cookies, users have the ability to deselect the labeled choice of 'Accept cookies for sites'.
Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox. For more information, refer to the following page from Mozilla:https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enhanced-tracking-protection-firefox-desktop?redirectslug=Enabling+and+disabling+cookies&redirectlocale=en-US
In order to access the browser settings, users are advised to click on the "Settings" option that can be found inside the browser menu. Proceed to the "Quick Preferences" section.
In order to enable cookies, it is essential to verify that the "Enable Cookies" option has been chosen.
To disable cookies, it is essential to uncheck the box denoted as "Enable Cookies."
Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, refer to the following page from Opera Software:http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/
Safari on OSX
To access the preferences on the Safari web browser, users need go to the menu bar and choose the 'Safari' option. Select the option labeled 'Preferences' from the provided drop-down menu. Kindly choose the option labeled 'Security'.
To disable cookies, go to the 'Accept cookies' section and choose the 'Never' option.
Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Safari, refer to the following page from Apple:http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html
All other browsers
Please look for a "help" function in the browser or contact the browser provider.
6. How to manage your cookies?
Most web browsers have a default option that allows them to automatically accept cookies without requiring any action from the user. However, it is also possible to customize the browser settings to either block the acceptance of cookies or request the user for their approval.
However, it is crucial to acknowledge that disabling our cookies might possibly have a negative impact on your surfing experience inside our website. This may include limited access to certain geographical areas or customized content and data.
7. Interest-Based Advertising